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ABC6: Driver charged in Providence pedestrian accident

walkinpvd-iconProvidence Police arrested a woman Sunday morning after she hit a pedestrian with her vehicle and fled the scene.

Tammy Moreira, 44, of Providence, was driving on Elmwood Avenue around 1:30 a.m. when she struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Elmwood and Ontario Street before fleeing the scene.


Not excusing the perpetrator, but RIDOT designed Elmwood Avenue as a highway.

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3 Responses to ABC6: Driver charged in Providence pedestrian accident

  1. Michael December 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    “Not excusing the perpetrator, but RIDOT designed Elmwood Avenue as a highway.”

    What does that matter Jef Nickerson? He was in a crosswalk.

    Why would you even add that? Could it be that a 49 word news article wasn’t long enough so you needed to pad the post?

  2. Jef Nickerson December 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    When RIDOT builds a city street as a highway, with maximizing automobile throughput as the primary goal, with some little paint in the road offering a hope and a prayer to pedestrians, we shouldn’t be surprised that people drive on that roadway as if it were a highway, and don’t notice the person hoping and praying in the little paint area.

    It does not excuse the driver’s actions, but RIDOT bears some responsibility for poor design.

  3. Andrew I February 6, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    When they built Elmwood and Reservoir Avenues up as highways they were the primary routes connecting Providence to points south. It must have been gnarly. After I-95, it took 50 years to begin (barely) to reconsider the design of those streets. That is the kind of inertia that DOTs are famous for!

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